About me – Who is Yvonne Dam?
Be the CEO of YOUR Life
Live your life on your terms. Make sure to be in control over your schedule and work so you create time to enjoy life. Let’s dive into a little about me.
I love life, adventure and exploring new things; discovering countries and meeting people. I love to work, spend time with my family and friends and to workout. I like to do it all, and these days I can.
That was not always the case; I struggled to find the right balance. Even to the point that I suffered from burnout. I then decided to start minimising and do less of everything. I found it quite boring and as soon as I regained energy I said yes again to everything and everyone. This resulted in me becoming tired and annoyed again and I landed in a vicious circle.
Until I discovered what it was that made me lose my balance, my energy each time: I did not say yes to only those things I wanted or needed, I said yes to all. Most of the times I did not even take myself into account whilst agreeing to something. As soon as I started to pay attention and to say yes to only those things that were important to me, that helped me and my career further it all started to contribute towards my success.
As I focused on what I needed and wanted not only did my energy improve significantly, I also brought the focus back. Allowing me to do less yet make more of an impact on what I did. It also created time, to enjoy myself throughout. At work but even more outside work.
What a revelation to discover this: saying yes to all and still have a balance that works for me, is possible. It all starts with taking back control.
This discovery has helped me tremendously and given me: freedom, focus and makes me feel good about myself. It allows me to get more done in less time and improved my relationships. But above all I have improved my health, have more energy and am in balance, allowing me to work as much as I want and still fully enjoy my family, friends and other fun elements of life.
I have captured the steps that got me there and bundled them into an amazing programme: Be the CEO of YOUR Life.
‘Life is a party, but you will have to put up your own charade’
Interesting facts about me
A recovering work-aholic who now works to live and no longer lives to work.
Hates cooking and I love to drink champagne. I drink it as often as I can, to celebrate each success
We got married on the magical island of Bali
I love my 9-year old bouncing ball, and I also love to work.
I can indulge myself in a movie entirely; scream when it is eerie and weep when something moving or sad happens (which is remarkably often)
‘In the end all will be okay. If it is not okay yet, it is just not the end’
I love to travel, my bucket list consits of only travel destinations
Ever since my burn-out I actively pursuit the things that otherwise would end up on a bucket list.
So, I have jumped out of plane, drove a truck and adopted a penguin.
I love driving my car, and I especially like taking corners fast!
Different cultures and backgrounds of people fascinate me. Inclusivity is important to me
My entire career I have worked internationally. I have lived in 4 countries on 3 continents, and am still counting
Freedom, Respect and Positivity are my three core values.
Freedom is also why I started Amaze Yourself. Once I discovered how liberating it is to take back control, things changed. Making decisions purely based on what I want and need, no longer feels selfish and I can do this guilt-free and without shame. The funny thing is, doing that has boosted my success enormously. By just being me, and choosing for what I really want. That is what total freedom looks like to me.